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1. Posted by FrankieD (Budding Member 6 posts) 11y

FrankieD has indicated that this thread is about Spain

I am going to Malaga for a long weekend at the beginning of December and was wanting any information anyone has to shaare on Malaga.

2. Posted by casaianda (Budding Member 45 posts) 11y

Malaga is a truly lovely city - sadly missed by most visitors who only ever see the Airport!

It has a wonderful old town with spectacular Cathedral, the Picasso Museum is a MUST see, shopping is fantastic - especially in the streets around the pedestrianised Calle Larios and in the large El Corte Ingles department store - and eating and drinking is a pleasure from the numerous traditional Tapas bars to upmarket restaurants.

Beaches are long, clean and safe and right in the city centre and there is a very interesting port area.

3. Posted by casaianda (Budding Member 45 posts) 11y

Should have added that in December the Christmas lights go up in malaga that are the most spectacular we have ever seen anywhere - these stay up until the end of Spanish festivities at Three Kings (5th/6th January) when the street parade is wonderful.

4. Posted by barrito (Full Member 44 posts) 11y

Hi Frankie, Casaianda has said it all on the tourist sites etc for Malaga and gives good advice.

A useful moneysaver is to take the train from the aeropuerto to Malaga centre. Follow the signs "Tren " also called " cercania" the walkwalk leads you over the main road in front of airport. The little unmanned station only has two platforms. The one you come to first is to Fuengirola, the otherside is to Malaga. It's a peanuts fare & runs every half hour on the hour etc.Stay on till last stop.Tip: the stop before last is announced as " Malaga RENFE" ( RENFE= spainish railway). You want the last stop "Malaga Centro" This takes you right into the city centre whereas the airport bus takes you into the bus station that would be a bit of a walk from the possible hotels you are staying.

You may possibly have the time on Sunday afternoon for a leisurely lunch? If so get the number 11 bus from the main street ( Avenida de Andalucia?) to Pedregalejos only a 15 - 20 min journey. Nice beach, the old fishermen's houses are still there ( but not the fishermen!!) you can dine cheaply at any of the little restaurants on the beach . some actually cook the sardines on the beach itself.

As you are an "honorary" Brit you will know that half the UK pensioners go to the Malaga area for the winter.On a couple of occasions I've found the number of the boarding gate changed on the last minute at the airport so keep your eyes open at the gate. If you have to eat there I've found the "grub" at the arrivals better than what's on offer in Departures area. the Arrival/Departure areas are close together.

A week end is not long - so if you need further help mail me.

Good luck!